I am a big time animal lover. I love most animals, even ones that others might consider ugly or freakish.
Sloths are animals that many people find both ugly and freakish. For me (and many others), Sloths have a quirky cuteness to them.
If you are not familiar with a sloth, they are tree dwelling mammals that eat mostly leaves and buds off the trees. Some sloths eat small bugs/insects too.
Sloths have human-like faces. They also have super long nails on their paws to help them to grip on to trees. They are a little creepy looking, but in a super adorable way.
I was sent to review and interesting book about sloths called SlothLove.
SlothLove was written by wildlife conservationist and photographer Sam Trull. She also took the photos used in the book.
SlothLove is not just a photo book about sloths – it also tells the story about how she first encountered sloths and an incredible story about a special C-section that was performed to save the life of a baby sloth. It was a first of it’s kind.
In her stunning photo book, SlothLove, Sam shares intimate portraits of these captivating and endearing
animals from her unique perspective as their protector, mother, and friend. Woven in with these images are
unforgettable stories of heartbreak and survival, as well as interesting facts about these intelligent and beautiful creatures. SlothLove is an unforgettable journey into the trees of the Costa Rican rainforest and a moving portrait of the profound connection between humans and animals.
Sam and her sloths were also featured as a main episode of the BBC One series Nature’s Miracle Orphans, which aired on PBS stations around the United States.
Here is a little more information about the book’s author, Sam Trull.
After receiving her BS in zoology from North Carolina State University, Sam Trull went on to earn a masters in primate conservation from Oxford Brookes University in the United Kingdom. She has worked with primates and other animal species for almost twenty years. Over the last three years, she has logged over fifteen thousand hours
working with sloths and has become dedicated to their survival and conservation. In August 2014, Sam cofounded the Sloth Institute Costa Rica, whose vision is to enhance the welfare and conservation of sloths through research and education.
I received a copy of the book to review. Not only was it an interesting story (I learned a lot about sloths), it’s also filled with many adorable photos of these amazing creatures. Their faces convey so much expression. They are truly adorable! Even if you have no interest in the story or information about sloths, the book is still a joy to look through. It’s hard not to smile when you flip through the pages and look at the photos of the sloths.
This is a great book for someone who is a fan of sloths, wildlife or anyone who enjoys an interesting read.
Look for SlothLove where ever books are sold.
*I received a free copy to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.